Awareness

Supporting use of sign language in Singapore

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According to a report by AsiaOne News, the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) says sign language still has an important role to play, as not all deaf people are suitable for speech therapy.

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Cochlear Ltd. launches NYC hearing awareness initiative

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An initiative aimed at educating the public about solutions beyond hearing aids has been launched by Cochlear Ltd. in New York City.

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The Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize awarded today at the BTA conference

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The prestigious Marie and Jack Shapiro Prize is awarded today at the charity’s 21st annual Conference in London.

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New Zealand: call for increased funding for captioning

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The Caption It NZ campaign has called for new legislation that will ensure people with hearing impairments also get a chance to enjoy full TV coverage of major events.

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Legislation for small number of deaf to serve in US Air Force

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A lawmaker is advocating new legislation that would enable a small number of hearing impaired people to serve in the US Air Force.

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Warning issued that half of Mexico suffers from hearing loss

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At least fifty percent of Mexicans over the age of 45 suffer from some kind of hearing damage, while diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and obesity are risk factors which can trigger deafness.

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More than 80% of Chileans are unconcerned about their hearing health

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Spanish firm GAES has just released the results of a survey commissioned throughout Chile to gather data on hearing in the country. Among other aspects, the survey revealed a lack of concern and many bad habits.

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Cochlear Kids Camp: summer camp for young cochlear implant recipients

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Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) is once again organizing the Cochlear Kids Camp this summer to bring together cochlear implant recipients and their families from the US and other countries.

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